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Definition of "ignite" []

  • To cause to burn. (verb-transitive)
  • To set fire to. (verb-transitive)
  • To subject to great heat, especially to make luminous by heat. (verb-transitive)
  • To arouse the passions of; excite: The insults ignited my anger. (verb-transitive)
  • To begin to burn. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ignite" in a sentence
  • "But as to your question, 3f or 4f black powder will easily ignite from a spark."
  • "Keeping everything dry enough to ignite is the ultimate "exercise in futility"!"
  • "Russian ECLS specialists have estimated that approximately 20% of the onboard SFOGs will not ignite, which is taken into account in the onboard O2 supplies estimates."